Philadelphia is really known for BYOB Brunch spots but we happen to be in the company of a few locations like Square 1682 that don’t mind pouring you a mimosa or three. Conveniently located at the corner of 17th street, you can even pop down to Federal Donuts after like we did. Square1682 really has style, featuring high ceilings and connected to Kimpton Hotel making it an easy choice for those looking to stay in the neighborhood.
Though a reservation is always recommended, you won’t really need one here if you’re traveling with a small party. To start, we ordered the sangria pitchers which are more than enough for a party of two. They also have a variety of cocktails available and your standard mixes from the bar.
In was in the mood for something hearty and filling. So, I ordered the burger with the smoked pecanwood bacon, onions and sharp cabot cheddar. The meal came with a salad which had a light, refreshing dressing. On my burger, I was concerned that the cheese would be far too overpowering but it turned out to be the perfect blend of flavors. The burger is also the messier option but you can always opt for something cleaner like their frittata.
Besides the food, I loved how invited and comfortable the place was. There wasn’t any pressure to leave and the windows give you a great view if you’re into people watching. I did notice that larger parties began to crowd the restaurant in the late afternoon, so arrive early.
Be sure put this on your to eat list for the next time you’re Traveling While Hungry to Philadelphia. In the meantime, share your favorite Philly spot in the comments below!